Re: [foxboro] 8.5 Domain Controller

  • From: "Johnson, Alex P (IOM)" <Alex.Johnson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "foxboro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <foxboro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 08:17:03 -0500


Re: My understanding is that using the security options in 8.5 requires a MS 
Domain, with a domain controller.
You are correct.

Re: Does the domain controller communicate over the mesh, or do they use the 
secondary ethernet ports of the AW/WPs?
The only officially supported position is for the Domain Controllers to be:
1) On the MESH (IOM restriction)
2) Not dual homed (MS restriction)

Of course, other configurations may work, but we haven't tested or documented 
them at this point. We do have a Security group that can assist with special 

Re: Also would it be allowable to run any other software on the domain 
controller since this box is doing almost nothing (processing & network wise).
The answer is no. MS says nothing on a DC. Of course, they are thinking about 
DCs with 10,000s of users, but never the less we do not have permission to load 
anything else on the box.

Re: This would be a great place to store engineering drawings, or other items 
that might need to be accessed by engineers on an AW without having access to 
the larger mill network.
True, but not available.

Alex Johnson
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